Hi Wonderful Listeners!
So I just came back from my optician appointment. You know, it wasn’t anything spectacular to look forward to but it was an errand I needed to complete. Well, I don’t think I’ve told you about my optician before so let me take you on that journey.
My appointment was scheduled for 11 AM. I showed up at 10:45 AM because that’s how I roll. I greet the (new) secretary at the front desk and fill out a few forms. Nothing unusual. Afterwards, I seat myself in the waiting area.
I took some time to read a few blog posts. The readings kept me entertained as usual. Still, I couldn’t help but get sidetracked at all of the noise around me. I noticed that there were a large number of people in the office this time. I could be that many people had an appointment today or were signing on to my particular optician. I don’t know but what I do know is that the office felt a bit packed.
Interestingly, I did see someone in the waiting area that I recognized from high school. We were never close so I didn’t bother to speak to her. She was with her family and they were speaking a different language anyway. I’m sure she didn’t even recognize who I was.
Anyway, after some time, they called me back to the pre-screening rooms. I went through those necessary yet awful tests: the hot air balloon in the distance, pressure check, blind spots, distance reading, etc. You know, in the past I enjoyed them because I thought of the tests as games but I was also like ten years old. I’ve always enjoyed going to the doctor though.
Then I was seated in the examination room. My father was there with me (we rode up there together but he went in before I did.) Since I had to go after him, I got to notice how we acts. You know, he’s a very charismatic person around other people. He smiles a lot and, I don’t know, seems full of joy around other people. Guess that the apple really doesn’t fall far.
Anyway, I was next after him. My optician did his usual exam. I passed with flying colors. Yay! But I he also needed to check my retinas. Well, I had to have my eyes dilated for that. Boy, I tell ya, dilation is a weird feeling.
You can feel your eyes stinging as they put those drops in them and then they just kinda tingle until they stop. Needless to say, I could barely see anything at close distance. I can actually hardly see anything now. Seriously, I’m typing this post up half-blind; all the words are jumbled and blurry, even my keyboard. But I’m very familiar with the keyboard so I trust my skills as a typist.
Anyway, there was a weird burning sensation I felt when he had to manually examine my retinas. The light, although dim, was extremely bright and I felt like my eyes were going to melt out of my sockets. Just goop right onto the floor. But I bore with it. I was even legitimately blind for a few seconds.
Then the exam was all finished and I could go home. Of course, since my eyes were dilated, I had to get some cool sunglasses to prevent my eyes from actually going blind and melting out of my skull.
Then I made my way on home. But that concludes that little adventure. Nothing too special but I figured why not tell you about it while the thought is fresh and I still can’t see clearly. Hope you enjoyed the snippet!
Until next time, cheers! See you when I see you. Literally.
Do you like going to the eye doctor? Have you ever had your eyes dilated before? Leave all your thoughts below!